Step 8

Recognize

Made a list of all persons we had harmed
and became willing to make amends to them all.

 

Step 8: Recognize

Step eight is another preparation step. It asks us to examine the harms that we have been responsible for in the past, so that we can begin the process of repairing the damage that we’ve done. This is where we begin living like a new person. We are going to stop hiding the things that we did wrong and not just admit them, but attempt to make them right. That means paying back financial losses, seeking forgiveness for being unkind, fixing damages, even accepting legal consequences if we need to.

This step lets us begin the process of restitution by making a list and identifying the specific damages that we were responsible for. Then we need to prepare ourselves with the courage and fortitude to face the deserved results of our prior actions. This preparation time allows us to build the strength to face the overdue consequences for what we have done.

8th Step of 12 Steps

Spiritual Connection

Turn away from evil and do good. Work hard at living in peace with others. 
1 peter 3:11

NOTE: Please be careful not to confuse harms done to you with the harm you inflicted on others. You are only responsible for your own choices... not for abuse that others did to you.